About New America


Publication: 2012-07-29


New America emphasizes work that is responsive to the changing conditions and problems of our 21st Century information-age economy -- an era shaped by transforming innovation and wealth creation, but also by shortened job tenures, longer life spans, mobile capital, financial imbalances and rising inequality.

The foundation's mission is animated by the American ideal that each generation will live better than the last. That ideal is today under strain. Our education and health care systems are struggling with problems of quality, cost and access. The country requires creative means to address its fiscal challenges and pay for needed public, social and environmental investments. Abroad, the United States has yet to fashion sustainable foreign and defense policies that will protect its citizens and interests in a rapidly integrating world.


Name:Owen Ambur


Name:New America Foundation


The New America Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States. New America is headquartered in Washington D.C. and also has a significant presence in California, the nation's largest laboratory of democracy.


  • New Thinkers

  • Ted HalsteadLaunched in 1999, the foundation was guided through a period of rapid growth by founding president Ted Halstead.

  • Steve CollThe institute is now led by President Steve Coll and an outstanding Board of Directors, chaired by Eric Schmidt.

  • Eric SchmidtChairman of the Board of Directors.